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Frontier Nursing University Recognized with Champion for Children Award
LEFT TO RIGHT: Katie Caldwell, Executive Director of COLLY, Dr. Susan Stone, President and Dean of FNU, and Mary Ethel Wooton, Chairperson of the COLLY Board of Directors
FNU President and Dean Susan Stone with Sharon Feltner, Employee Recognition Award recipient
APRIL 2013: Frontier Nursing University was recently recognized by the County of Leslie Lifting Youth (COLLY) organization with the Champion for Children award. The award was presented to FNU President and Dean Susan Stone at the annual Hyden-Leslie County Chamber of Commerce Civic Night which recognizes local people and organizations for their contributions to the community. FNU was selected to receive this honor for playing a vital role in establishing and delivering COLLY’s healthcare programs to the local community and also for supporting local families by providing food, clothing and toys during the holiday season.
COLLY is a non-profit organization established to address the needs of youth in Leslie County, Kentucky, through the development of programs focused on health, education and spirituality. COLLY provides several community programs including dental education, after school health and science enrichment activities, reading and tutoring programs and school-based health clinics.
COLLY’s school clinic program ensures that the four local elementary schools are staffed with clinical professionals and provide daily health care and health education to students. Clinic staff visit classrooms and teach lessons on healthcare topics to enable children to develop healthy habits they can carry on to adulthood. Frontier Nursing University received the Champion for Children award for its role as an integral partner with COLLY in establishing these school clinics and delivering healthcare services to the Leslie County community.
FNU was also proud to honor staff member Sharon Feltner during Civic Night with an Employee Recognition Award for her work at the University for the past six years. Sharon is an asset to FNU through her role in the admissions department. She has admitted almost 800 students, and she processed more than 1,000 applications just over the past year. She is a devoted employee and her friendly and cheerful personality ensures that students always feel welcome when they visit campus.